PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
The November General Election is less than two months away, so now is the time to check your registration status with the State of Georgia. You must be registered to vote by October 11th to cast a ballot in the November 8, 2016 election. Georgia citizens can submit an electronic voter registrati... more
We slowly approach the Fall season, bringing football, cooler weather and the 36th annual Georgia Marble Festival! A local favorite that brings in travelers from all corners of life to the marble capital on the first weekend of Octo... more
Tuesday, September 27th from 9 am to 3pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Roll in. Roll up a sleeve, and arm against the flu. Drive-by Flu Shot Clinics are coming once again to North Georgia, and there is no easier, safer way to protect against the flu while helping prepare communities for disaster. Since 2008, public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Mur... more
First reading to amend ordinance Sales For Consumption on Premises from 75/25 food to beverage sales to 50/50 food to beverage sales. Downtown Alliance traffic enhancement presentation by Kimley-Horn. ...
Discussion on moving the Triple Wide Mobile Home from Roper Park to the Airport to be used as the terminal. Waiting approval from the Commissioners....
Conditional Use Request RZ-07-16-1209 for Sandy Dunn & Wanda Blalock on 9934 Hwy 53 West, Talking Rock, GA for a Special Events Venue - 034-099-002. Linda Casey resigned from Board and hired at the Planning Department....
Congratulations to the 2017 Pickens County Schools Teacher of the Year Representatives: Harmony Elementary School Sharon Morgan Hill City Elementary School Ronette Bradley Jasper Elementary School Gloria Genzman Tate Elementary School Ann Long Jasper Mi... more
Annual free event presented by the Georgia Antique Engine Club. Photos and video of tractor parade....
Chattahoochee Technical College’s Move on When Ready program has set a new record for the fall semester. Participation in the college’s Move on When Ready (MOWR) program has risen nearly 60 percent since last fall, with 1,005 students currently enrolled in both high school and college courses. A... more
This is the final week for entry into the 2016 Miss Georgia Marble that is to be presented Saturday, September 17, 2016, beginning at noon at Pickens High School. There will be a rehearsal and "late Registration" Wednesday September 14, 2016 at the Pickens Community Center beginning at 6:30 pm. ... more
John King Carter, Holy Family organist and choirmaster, proudly announces the opening concert of the 2016-2017 season of free concerts at Holy Family. Mezzo-soprano Sarah Ellena Hogrefe returns to Holy Family on Sunday, September 18 at 3:30 PM. Ms. Hogrefe will sing the Sea Pictures of Sir Edward El... more
The cast is rehearsing many nights a week to polish their lines for this zany comedy by the writing trio of Jones, Hope and Wooten. These writers have brought you laughs at your theater from Dixie Swim Club to Farce of Nature and now the Players present another one. Picture a cross country roa... more
The dedicated staff and volunteers of the Pickens County Animal Shelter work tirelessly to rescue and rehome the unwanted pets of the county. Nowhere is this fact more evident than the ever decreasing number of animals that are euthanized at this facility every year. 1159 animals were euthaniz... more
Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna have finalized a new contract, which will ensure patients’ continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities into 2019. The agreement, which now includes Piedmont Newton Hospital and Piedmont Transplant Institute, is one of several contracts to come t... more
Persistent dry conditions have prompted the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to declare a Level 1 Drought Response in 53 counties. A Level 1 Drought Response declaration means local water utilities in the affected counties will be required to begin a public information campaign to he... more
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